tam sayanam dharopasthe
dadarsa lokan vicaran
vrto ’matyaih katipayaih
tam—that (saintly person); sayanam—lying down; dhara-upasthe—on the ground; kaveryam—on the bank of the River Kaveri; sahya-sanuni—on a ridge of the mountain known as Sahya; rajah-valaih—covered with dust and dirt; tanu-desaih—with all the parts of the body; nigudha—very grave and deep; amala—spotless; tejasam—whose spiritual power; dadarsa—he saw; lokan—to all the different planets; vicaran—traveling; loka-tattva—the nature of the living beings (especially those who are trying to advance in Krsna consciousness); vivitsaya—to try to understand; vrtah—surrounded; amatyaih—by royal associates; katipayaih—a few; prahradah—Maharaja Prahlada; bhagavat-priyah—who is always very, very dear to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
Prahlada Maharaja, the most dear servitor of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, once went out touring the universe with some of his confidential associates just to study the nature of saintly persons. Thus he arrived at the bank of the Kaveri, where there was a mountain known as Sahya. There he found a great saintly person who was lying on the ground, covered with dirt and dust, but who was deeply spiritually advanced.
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